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Best Winter Places to Visit in the USA

Winter is such a great time to travel, especially in the USA! Depending on your interests, there are lots of unique places to visit. It doesn’t matter if you love the cold or don’t want to be anywhere but the beach, there is something for everyone in the United States in the winter months.

Here are just a couple of examples of the best winter places to visit in the USA:

1. New York City, New York

There is so much to do in New York in the winter! The Rockefeller Center is home to an 80 foot tree as well as a large ice skating rink nearby. New York City features fantastic shopping opportunities all year long, but in the winter months it is that much more exciting and festive because of the holiday decor adorning every street corner and department store. Sight seeing will be more interesting than usual with must see spots like the Empire State Building or Times Square covered in snow.

2. Clearwater, Florida

Perhaps you do not enjoy cold winter weather. If that’s the case, Florida is the answer for you. The Clearwater area has mild temperatures all year long. Even if it’s too cold to swim, you can comfortably enjoy a walk along the beach with just a light sweater. Additionally, you will be just a short drive away from large amusement parks like Busch Gardens and Disney World. It is never too cold for an exciting roller coaster ride in Florida!

3. Grapevine, Texas

The saying goes that “everything is bigger in Texas” and that saying is true for fun things to do in the winter! Grapevine is known as the “Christmas capitol of Texas.” All winter long you can enjoy train rides throughout the city. There are large and elaborate displays, namely the ICE Exhibit at the Gaylord Texan Resort. Purchasing tickets to ICE will enable you to experience snow tubing, larger than life ice sculptures and more- all from the comfort of the inside of the hotel. Speaking of indoor comfort, you can spend a night at Great Wolf Lodge. Regardless of the weather, you can enjoy a full day of water play in their 84 degree indoor water park.  Check out the ICE Exhibit in the video below.

4. Vail, Colorado

If the winter season bring to mind traditional cold weather activities, then a trip to Vail may be the best option for you. At Vail Mountain Resort you can enjoy some of the country’s best skiing opportunities. If you have no experience, that’s okay! There are ski and snowboard lessons available for you to practice your craft. While in Colorado you’ll want to take the time to hike some trails and experience the beautiful wildlife and nature reserves unique to the area. After a full day of outdoor fun, you can pamper yourself at one of the area day spas to warm up and relax.

No matter what your idea of fun may be, there are plenty of opportunities throughout the US. Whether walking the beach of skiing on slopes, we know you’ll be pleased with a winter visit to the United States.

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Best Summer Places to Visit in the USA

Summer in the US is very hot in some areas and comfortably hot in others. Since this is the case, you may want to find out the best areas you can visit comfortably during summer. There are six top places in the US that have perfect weather, tourist attractions and activities for people from different walks of life. They are:

Portland, OR

In this northwestern city, you can literally taste summer. Some of the items on offer are plenty of cool summer drinks, fresh-caught salmon at inventive cafes and top-ranked farmers’ markets busting with fruits and berries. Visitor reviews also indicated Portland was the leader in microbrew. They offer a wholesome cuisine which will give you the energy you need for hiking near the waterfalls outside town or cycling around.

Seattle

Despite it experiencing harsh weather during winter, Seattle stays pretty sunny and dry throughout summer. It is a great time to be outside whether you decide to hang out in great city parks or buzz around in seaplanes. In this location, you can get a great view of the massive Mount Rainier. During the rest of the year, the mountain is usually hidden by clouds.

San Diego

Even if June can be cool and gray, visitors to San Diego love the good-looking locals and the year-round beach weather. The ComicCon convention and other events held at the Del Mar racetrack are done during summer. Additionally, the city’s Legoland, SeaWorld and zoo are a natural draw for local and out-of-town families on summer vacation.

Providence

Thanks to Waterfire, summer nights glow in Providence, the capital of Rhode Island. Waterfire is a series of small bonfires lighting up rivers downtown. Visitors embrace this area for its down-to-earth personality. Providence has received high marks for its burgers and mom-and-pop cafes.

Denver

Denver is a Mile High City applauded for its active locals and great outdoors. Summer is the best time for mountain biking and fabulous hiking. It is also a magnet for summer festivals’ fans that come for western-themed Buffalo Bill Days, the Underground Music Showcase and the Chalk Art Festival.

Anchorage

Summer is the one-and-only Alaska season by travel industry standards, whether you went for caribou-spotting in Denali, a trek across glaciers or for a classic cruise. Visitors mentioned trips in Anchorage are quite pricey. It is therefore advisable to go in early June or late August especially if you are on a budget. However, there are memorable photo-op views that cannot be found anywhere else in the United States.